Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Mar. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Slumdog Millionaire$984,23312%2,943699$334$116,892,35616Fox Searchlight
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$819,274-16%2,05220$399$66,317,1702Lionsgate
3Taken$743,6042%3,089-13$241$109,258,4185Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$517,44611%2,858-192$181$79,643,7784Warner Bros. / New Line
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$399,73915%2,53427$158$34,553,9303Disney
6Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$364,700-21%1,271--$287$13,339,0011Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$351,841-4%2,698-137$130$128,827,9397Sony / Columbia
8Coraline$322,053-14%2,092-63$154$61,809,7384Focus
9Friday the 13th (2009)$309,085-1%2,760-345$112$61,321,7543Warner Bros. / New Line
10The International$298,38016%2,031-333$147$21,908,7283Sony / Columbia